30 March 2010

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies






































Maria over at The Goddess's Kitchen first made these sumptuous cookies and I knew I had to make them too. Buttery smooth macadamia nuts and creamy white chocolate chips in a blonde cookie, mmmmmmmm! They lived up to my expectations and were handed around to much applause.

I doubled the recipe and changed it into cup sizes. You can find the original recipe here.

Thanks for the recipe Maria, it is fab!



















White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

250g butter, softened
½ cup demerara sugar
½ cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks
2 ½ cups plain flour
½ cup white chocolate chips
1⁄3 cup macadamia nuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 180ºC, fan 160ºC, gas mark 4.

Beat together the butter and sugar until it is pale and creamy.

Beat in the vanilla extract and egg yolks.

Add the flour, white chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Mix until you have a smooth dough, with the only lumps being the chocolate and nuts.

Using your hands, roll the dough into golf sized ball and lightly press each one flat on to a greased baking sheet, making sure they are spread slightly apart.

Bake for 12 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes before either eating or cooling completely on a wire rack.

Makes 24

21 comments:

  1. I've just got back from a meeting in Berwick Upon Tweed (where it was raining and snowing). I thought it was spring - wheres this snow come from? Anyway, now that I am all cosy back home, I see these gorgeous cookies and I want one with a cuppa. Do you think you can transport some over using Star Trek Tranporter technology?!

    PS Is it snowing where you are?

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  2. Oh, they look delicious! Yum!!! Love the plate also.

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  3. Yeah, a Star Trek Transporter would be very useful Mangocheeks. And yes, it is snowing and raining, one after the other. Horrible weather!

    Hi Pam, my cake stand was one of my last purchases from paperchase before Borders shut down. I do love it :)

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  4. These are my all-time favorite cookies! My dad used to bring them home from the bakery, still warm, and they'd be gone in seconds. Yours look fantastic.

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  5. I am trying hard to resist my craving for this cookie, didn't I say I am on SBD

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  6. A gorgeous blondie in cookie form?! Brilliant!!!

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  7. ooooooo delicious, I must try these soon. Lucie x

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  8. What a lovely dad Joanne :)

    I am tormenting you then RV, didn't mean to :)

    That is what I was thinking Astra, although I wasn't sure if I should refer to them as blond, blonde or blondie.

    They are very moreish Lucie :)

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  9. They look fantastic, just what cookies should look like!!!

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  10. Your so welcome Jacqueline, so glad you loved them.

    Your cookies turned out wonderful.

    Btw, the cushion in the background of your pic, I have the same cushions in my front room ;o) hehehe

    Maria
    x

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  11. Thanks Alessandra :)

    You have good taste Maria, in cookies and cushions :D

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  12. I just drool over white chocolate and macadamia nuts.

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  13. Me too now Val after trying these :)

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  14. Ooooh, big fat chunky cookies packed with all sorts of goodies - what's not to like?! They look fab, Jacqueline! Are they the chewy type or crunchy type?

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  15. White chocolate and macademia nuts are my second favorite cookies. I can't wait to try this one out.

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  16. love that top photo - it is so inviting - though you wouldn't need much of an invitation to dig into these cookies

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  17. These cookies are brill aren't they! So buttery and just all over yum!

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  18. Mmm these look perfect Jacqueline! They're my mom's favourites.

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  19. Yum. I do like a white chocolate biscuit!

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  20. I really hope that mine turn out as good as yours. great recipe!!

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x

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